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Scotlandville High football player in ICU after practice injury

5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05 2016 May 05, 2016 3:41 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A high school football player remains in the hospital after a serious injury incurred during a practice Wednesday afternoon.

Sources said Marcus Thomas, number 37, is in ICU at an area hospital. Thomas, who will be a junior in the fall at Scotlandville High, is listed in serious condition. Thomas is a corner back and wide receiver on the school's football squad. 

Wednesday, Thomas was rushed to the hospital for what was then described as a "serious" neck injury. WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington reported from the scene, Thomas was hurt during a spring football practice.

The family of the teen was at the hospital Wednesday night along with much of the coaching staff. A coach said Thomas was able to talk to rescuers who were working on him at the school after the injury.

The school district said it will release more information sometime Thursday.

Watch WBRZ News 2 at 4, 5 and 6 for the latest developments.


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